British PM May cautions of 'catastrophe' if Brexit plan rejected

Adjust Comment Print

MPs should get behind the Prime Minister and vote for her Brexit plan says a Tory MP who believes there will be political crisis if the deal is rejected.

"Doing so would be a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy", she wrote.

Jeremy Corbyn has pledged Labour will call a no-confidence motion in Theresa May's government "soon", while again indicating that if he became prime minister he would prefer to negotiate his own Brexit deal rather than call a second referendum.

The Sunday Times reported that senior MPs intend to try to change the rules of the House of Commons so they can wrest control of the legislative agenda from the Government.

He said: "Clearly if Theresa May's deal is voted down, clearly if a general election takes place and a Labour government comes in - an election would take place February, March time - clearly there's only a few weeks between that and the leave date, there would have to be time for those negotiations".

The deal has come under fire from across the political spectrum, with opponents of the European Union seeking a cleaner break and pro-European lawmakers pressing for a second vote on membership of the bloc.

The government was defeated twice in two days as MPs voted to restrict the government's ability...

"They are leaving the door ajar to ways that increase the risk to Brexit", he told the Andrew Marr Show.

Ms Rudd said it was "right" for the government to make preparations for a no-deal Brexit, comparing it to wearing a seatbelt when driving a fast vehicle.

Phillies, White Sox reportedly view Mike Moustakas as backup plan
And their offer would also meet Boras' expectations of landing a record-setting deal for a free agent. Harper slashed.249/.393/.496 with 34 home runs and 100 RBIs in 159 games with the Nationals in 2018.

But if MPs vote to reject the withdrawal agreement, Britain will, as the prime minister has said, be in uncharted waters.

Mr Corbyn has said his party wants to have a general election, a possibility Mr Blackford said the SNP would be prepared for.

While a large majority of party members, according to polling, want Corbyn to actively seek a new referendum, the Labour leader has previously said it is more likely he would push to take the United Kingdom out of Europe with a different deal.

The Brexiteer said the millions who voted for Brexit would feel "cheated" if the United Kingdom did not exit the EU.

Opposition lawmakers have been asked to ensure they'll be present both for the vote on May's bill and a confidence vote the following day, regardless of whether they're ill, the Guardian's Sunday edition, the Observer, reported.

Mrs May was boosted on Thursday by two Tory backbenchers - her former policy adviser George Freeman, and Trudy Harrison - indicating they will back her deal, as well as by a call from Japanese PM Shinzo Abe for the United Kingdom to avoid no-deal.

The EU is waiting to see the outcome of Tuesday's vote - and the margin of the expected defeat - before considering its response, officials said, with some predicting that May will have to delay Brexit.

She will add that, based on the evidence of the last week, she believes it is more likely that members of parliament (MPs) will block Brexit than that Britain will leave the European Union with no deal to cushion the economic shock and prepare a future relationship with the European Union, her office said.

"I think it's now looking much less likely that Parliament would allow a no-deal outcome anyway", he said.

Comments